Growing grass in shade requires different practices from those used when growing in full sun. This publication outlines management strategies and alternatives for areas where grass just won’t grow.
If you see fluffy-looking white blobs on your houseplants, you probably have an infestation of mealybugs. These are soft-bodied insects that have a waxy material covering their bodies. There are many different species of mealybugs that commonly occur on a wide variety of plants. To learn more about these pests and how to control them, read this article…
Volutella blight is a common and potentially lethal disease of Japanese pachysandra. Learn about symptoms and management of Volutella blight in this factsheet.
Learn about caring for your backyard fruit crops during late summer in this article.
Starting your garden from seeds might be easier than you think. Check out this article to get practical tips on starting your plants from seeds.
Many of our food crops require or benefit from pollination by insects. Learn about common pollinators in Wisconsin and how to attract and support them in your yard and garden in this factsheet.
Wisconsin is prone to dry spells during the summer months, causing our lawns to suffer. This article describes ways to help your lawn survive and recover from these periods of drought.
Maps related to cold hardiness zones so you can choose plants that can survive winter in your area.
Even though we can’t grow oranges and grapefruits outdoors in the Midwest, it is possible to keep a citrus tree as a houseplant. Learn about the history of citrus and growing them as houseplants here.
Proper soil pH allows plants to efficiently take up nutrients. Learn how to reduce high soil pH in this factsheet.
This publication explores landscape planning: putting the plan on paper; selecting, placing, and planting trees and shrubs; and maintaining the home grounds.
Elderberry rust is a visually striking cosmetic fungal disease that affects stems, leaves and flowers of plants in the genus Sambucus (i.e., elderberries), and also affects sedges (Carex spp.). Learn more in this factsheet.